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Dirt Late Model Notebook

By Doc Lehman


Updated: November 14, 2004




DENNIS ERB decided today to call it quits for the 2004 racing season. The driver from Carpentersville, Illinois wound up competing in an amazing 94 events throughout the course of his 2004 campaign. Dennis found victory lane in 16 of those events including the $10,000 to win Prairie Dirt Classic, the $15,000 to win UMP Challenge of Champions Extravaganza, and the $8,000 to win Northern AllStar Late Model Series (NALMS) finale. The driver of the Petroff Towing / B&K Sportswear & Vinyl Graphics #28 Rayburn / Hedrick Monte Carlo also finished fourth on the grueling UMP Summer Nationals circuit this season.


STEVE CAMPBELL won the Ramsey's Car Wash/AB Auto Glass Late Models points title at Port Royal Speedway.


The Speed Channel will air this Stacker 2 Xtreme DirtCar National Finals from Knoxville Raceway several times more in the month of November. Nov 14 @1am EST, Nov 16 @3am EST, and on Thanksgiving Day Nov 25 @12pm EST. EARL PEARSON JR and the Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports Team will get plenty of camera coverage during this 2-hour broadcast. Pearson conducted several interviews for the Speed Channel cameras, including an in-depth interview with Pearson inside the Knoxville Sprint Car Museum. Pearson talked candidly about his career, his team, his family and what it meant to win the 2004 Stacker 2 Xtreme DirtCar Series Championship.


“The Fireball” JEFF FLOYD racked up his biggest win of his racing career on November 6 as he took home $7,500 for winning the ‘Comp Cams Memphis Nationals’ at the Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, TN. Floydis sponsored this year by the Stamp Out Smoking program in accordance with the Arkansas Department of Health. The SOS campaign is money the state of Arkansas is using from their settlements with the big tobacco companies. SOS focuses on public education, community programs, school programs, helping smokers quit, and the enforcement of laws prohibiting sales to minors. You can learn more about the Stamp Out Smoking campaign at their website located at www.stampoutsmoking.com or by phone at 1-866-NOW QUIT.


STEVE FRANCIS, who finished second in World of Outlaws Late Model Series points will resume racing in December as he heads "down under" to compete as a part of Team USA in Australia. The 2005 World of Outlaws Late Model Series is scheduled to begin in February.


RANDY WEAVER and PATRICK DUGGAN have been seen in recent weeks fielding two #15 cars at selected events such as Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., Atomic Motor Speedway in Knoxville and Winchester Speedway. Weaver and Duggan announced their intentions to field two cars in 2005 on the newly-formed Tennessee Thunder DirtCar Series. Weaver will be teaming up with Duggan for next season in one of Duggan’s cars.


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The Central Nebraska Circle Track Association has announced plans to run a twenty-five race schedule for 2005 as they join forces with Junction Motor Speedway in promotion of the Friesen Chevrolet Challenge Series. George Anderson of Hastings, Nebraska and the 50 plus driver strong, CNCTA membership revealed plans at their annual meeting in Grand Island on November 7th to the amalgamation. Delmar and Jason Friesen, representing Junction Motor Speedway, have scheduled a minimum of 17 Saturday nights of Late Models and will formulate additional events for the Friesen Chevrolet Challenge Series.


Officials of Wisconsin Motorsports & Entertainment, LLC, and the Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association have come to terms on a 17-race schedule for the 2005 season between the Raceway at Powercom Park and Oshkosh’s Powercom Speed Zone. After a strong showing in 2004 Wisconsin Motorsports General Manager Rex Melius made the move to contact the WDLMA with regards to an increased schedule for the coming year.


The Newly-formed Tennessee Thunder DirtCar Series, set to begin in 2005, has inked a chassis deal. Warrior Race Cars, located out of Knoxville, Tennessee has committed to award a 2005 Warrior Race Car Chassis for the 2005 Champion of the Tennessee Thunder DirtCar Series. The chassis, which is referred to by Warrior Race Cars as a 'Car in a Box', is valued at $7,900. For more information on the 'Car in a Box' please log on to the Official Website of Warrior Race Cars at www.goddardwarrior.net


The WORLD Dirt Racing League has relocated to Gilman City Missouri and we have a new mailing address and new phone numbers. The new mailing address is: 302 Gilbert Avenue, Gilman City Missouri, 64642. New office Number: 660-876-5632 and new fax Number: 660-876-5639


The UMP Late Model Awards Banquet will be held January 22, 2005 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL.




The 16th Annual SAS Gobbler 75 will be contested at Cleveland Speedway Saturday night November 20. The Gobbler is the final event of the year for the Southern All Star Series and the SAS 2004 point champion and rookie of the year will be decided and acknowledged at the event. For more information contact the track at 423-479-8574 or visit on the Internet at www.clevelandspeedway.com


Junction Motor Speedway in Nebraska announced plans to run a weekly Saturday night program consisting of five classes of auto racing for the 2005 season. The specific date for opening night will be announced in a few weeks.


Lakeville Speedway in Ohio will hold their annual awards banquet in Mansfield, OH on November 20, Mike Lonas was the Late Model point champion. Info: www.lakevillespeedway.com


Due to the amount of beverages and candy left over after the season, Outlaw Motor Speedway is selling all of the 20oz pop beverages, fountain pop and candy. All products are new and have not been opened. The 20oz pop is $20.00 a case, ($.83 per bottle) and there are 24 bottles in each case. Candy is $22.00 per box, 36 bars in each box unless noted. The fountain pop comes in 5 gallon and 2.5 gallon boxes. All sales are first come first serve, no reserving allowed, no refund. Please contact Eric at 918-687-9200 M-F 9-4 or leave a message.


Boundless Motor Sports Racing Inc., (OTCBB: BMSR) (Boundless) d/b/a DIRT Motorsports, announced that it has executed a definitive purchase agreement for the purchase of Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA from Lernerville Speedway Inc. and its owners. The half-mile, clay oval with seating for approximately 11,000 built in 1967, hosted more than 30 races this past season including two World of Outlaws Sprint Series and two World of Outlaws Late Model Series events. Closing of this transaction is dependent upon the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent.


Tickets go on sale for the annual Port Royal Speedway Awards Banquet Friday November 12, 2004. Tickets can be purchased at the Speedway Office Tuesday's, Thursday's and Friday's from 8:00 A.M. until noon or 1:00 P.M. until 4. Telephone calls will also be accepted at (717)-527-4414. Should no one answer, messages can be left and will be returned. Cost of the tickets is $ 25 dollars each. Steve Campbell won the Ramsey's Car Wash/AB Auto Glass Late Models points title.


Sunset Speedway will be racing a Limited Dirt Late Model Class were all the cars will be powered by the factory sealed GM Racing Crate Motor in 2005. The Parts Department at Weston GM Pontiac, located at 22555 SE Stark Street in Gresham, Oregon will be the official supplier of the Racing GM Crate Motor for this division. Weston Pontiac will sell to the racer each motor at a cost of $4,359.00. Please call Weston GM Pontiac Parts Department at (503) 665-2166.


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Ronnie Stuckey of Texarkana, AR is a dealer for Rocket Race Cars and MasterSbilt Race Cars from his shop in Texarkana, AR. This gives drivers the opportunity to purchase new or used cars and be confident of the personal support that will come with the purchase. Stuckey has teamed up with Vinny Guliani to form www.ronniestuckeyenterprises.com where drivers can find information on new and used Stuckey Enterprises race cars.


With the 19th Annual O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals set to kick off at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in less than eight weeks, 93 drivers from throughout the country as well as New Zealand and Australia have already submitted entries for the event to be contested January 5-8, 2005. Check out the complete list of pre-entries, which will be updated daily, at www.chilibowl.com




The new RPM Racing News website has been redesigned at: http://www.jpwd.com/rpm


Dirt Nation presented by Switchme.net will present a virtual plethora of professionals on hand for the Monday night broadcast as the ‘Rat Pack’ will welcome two dirt Late Models stars, a couple sanction officials and the publisher and editor of one of dirt Late Model racing’s top publications. All five will be joining the ‘Rat Pack’ for the November 15, 2004 edition. Dirt Nation presented by Switchme.net is the fastest growing dirt racing radio program in the country and airs every Monday evening from 8:00 – 10:00 PM eastern standard time at: www.racetalklive.com Guest include Dennis Erb, Jason Feger, WDRL’s Jim Wilson & Tom Lathen and Behind The Wheel publisher Same Holbrooks.


The Speed Channel will air this Stacker 2 Xtreme DirtCar National Finals from Knoxville Raceway several times in the month of November. Nov13 @2pm EST, Nov 14 @1am EST, Nov 16 @3am EST, and on Thanksgiving Day Nov 25 @12pm EST.



©2004 Doc Lehman/Dirt America

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